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Title: Scientific objects in the exhibition CHIMICA| the art of transforming matter
Authors: Mendes, Paulo J.
Rosado, Fernando
Ferreira, Teresa
Caldeira, Ana Teresa
Fialho, Antónia
Candeias, António
Figueiredo, Margarida
Galacho, Cristina
Valente, Mariana
Keywords: Scientific objects
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Colóquio Internacional “O Património Industrial: dos objetos ao território”
Citation: Fernando Rosado, Teresa Ferreira, Ana Teresa Caldeira, António Candeias, Antónia Fialho Conde, Margarida Figueiredo, Cristina Galacho, Paulo Mendes, Mariana Valente, “Scientific objects in the exhibition CHIMICA| the art of transforming Matter”, Colóquio Internacional “O Património Industrial: dos objetos ao território”, March 21-23, 2013, Évora, Portugal, Book of Abstracts P39
Abstract: Secondary School André de Gouveia (ESAG) is frequently associated to Lyceu d’Évora from which it inherited the historical and cultural background. Lyceu d’Évora was established in 1841 after the educational reform of Passos Manuel and was set at Colégio do Espírito Santo, in Évora, until 1979. During that period, a physics and chemistry laboratory was created and developed at the Lyceu and it was enriched with brand new scientific objects and small equipment to be used in classes, especially in teaching demonstrations. Crosschecking the information from the records kept at the library of ESAG, sales catalogues and teaching books from that period and information from other sources, it was possible to find out, in several cases, who the seller or the manufacturer of the object was and its function in an experimental design at the laboratory. Analytical scales, Mohr-Westphal balance, gasometers, pneumatic machine or alembic are some of the objects that are analysed from a real and historical point of view. Part of this collection is currently in exhibition in Évora Museum under the name of CHIMICA | the art of transforming matter. Chemistry depends on working with material things and processes and a chemistry laboratory is, in fact, a prototype of a large-scale industry through the synthesis of chemical compounds and the interaction with technological processes.
Type: lecture
Appears in Collections:QUI - Comunicações - Em Congressos Científicos Nacionais
CQE - Comunicações - Em Congressos Científicos Nacionais

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